Bangalore, June 27, 2017: Hinduja Global Solutions Limited (HGS) (Listed on NSE & BSE, India) was recognized for being the Best Champion Employer for 2016-2017 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) program by the Indian Government’s Ministry of Rural Development. HGS recruited almost 2,000 rural youth across Mysuru, Guntur, Siliguri and Durgapur under DDU-GKY, the highest number of people recruited by a corporate under this program.
The DDU-GKY program is part of the Ministry’s National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), and aims to cater to the career aspirations of rural youth and add diversity to the incomes of rural poor families. The vision is to transform poor rural youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. The program has successfully skilled five lakh youth since 2014-15 till March 2017 and helped them gain employment across various industries.
Speaking on the development, Anthony Joseph, President – Human Resources, HGS said, “HGS has always strived to help less privileged youth, especially those in tier II and tier III cities, to achieve their dreams and move ahead in life through great careers in the BPM industry. We are proud to have influenced the lives of about 2,000 rural youth through opportunities to learn and grow as part of our association with the DDU-GKY program. We look forward to further enhance this partnership in coming years.”
James Job, Vice President – Talent Acquisition, HGS received the award from Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar, Honorable Minister for Rural Development in New Delhi on 19th June, 2017 on behalf of HGS.
About Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS):
HGS is a leader in optimizing the customer experience and helping our clients to become more competitive. HGS provides a full suite of business process management (BPM) services from traditional voice contact center services and transformational DigiCX services that are unifying customer engagement to platform-based, back-office services and digital marketing solutions. By applying analytics, automation, and interaction expertise to deliver innovation and thought leadership, HGS increases revenue, improves operating efficiency, and helps retain valuable customers. HGS expertise spans the telecommunications and media, healthcare, insurance, banking, consumer electronics and technology, retail, and consumer packaged goods industries, as well as the public sector. HGS operates on a global landscape with over 44,200 employees in 68 worldwide locations delivering localized solutions. For the year ended 31st March 2017, HGS had revenues of US$ 555 million. HGS, part of the multi-billion Hinduja Group, has more than four decades of experience working with some of the world’s most recognized brands.